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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Donates $5 Million Worth of ETH to Support Ukraine

Vitalic Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), has reportedly donated $5 million worth of ETH to support Ukraine as Russia’s invasion of the country enters its 7th week.

It’s on record that Ukraine has received over $100 million worth of crypto donations since the war started. Although Buterin was born in Russia, he does not support the invasion. He has now shown his support to Ukraine with whopping donations in Ethereum (ETH).

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Precisely, the Ethereum co-founder donated 750 ETH to Unchain Fund, a charity project launched by blockchain activists to support Ukraine with humanitarian aid, and another 750 ETH to Ukraine’s Crypto Donation wallet. This implies that Buterin donated a total of 1,500 ETH worth approximately $5 million.

The record of the donation was revealed by Unchain Fund in a tweet on 6th April 2022.

Unchain Fund tweeted, “We’re incredibly grateful for Vitalik Buterin support and donation of 750ETH! Besides Unchain Fund, Vitalik has also donated the same amount to Ukraine. 1500ETH = ~$5m that will make a difference for those in need in Ukraine! Thank you, Vitalik & Ethereum fam!”

It’s worth noting that Buterin hasn’t announced his donations publicly, and he’s likely not going to mention it. It was only revealed through his registered Ethereum Name Service (ENS) domain name, vitalik.eth, from which the transactions were initiated.

It can be recalled that Buterin publicly condemned the decision of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, when the invasion started, calling the attack a crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people.

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Ethereum co-founder, who was born in Russia but moved to Canada with his parents that were seeking a greener pasture, said in a tweet:


“Very upset by Putin’s decision to abandon the possibility of a peaceful solution to the dispute with Ukraine and go to war instead. This is a crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people. I want to wish everyone security, although I know that there will be no security. Glory to Ukraine.”

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